War Fever

May 10, 2020 by  
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Farley’s back in the studio as we interview Professor and co-author, Randy Roberts about his new and timely novel, War Fever: Boston, Baseball and America in the Shadow of the Great War.

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2020 Minicast – Eight Men Out

March 11, 2020 by  
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Eight Men Out is a 1988 American baseball classic movie that depicts the 1919 Chicago White Sox gambling scandal.  In our first minicast (a short podcast), Ed Kasputis and baseball researcher, Jim Nitz review this must see movie.  Say it ain’t so Joe.

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2020 Minicast – The Magnificent Mile

February 19, 2020 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews John Chikow, President and CEO of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association about Chicago’s premier shopping destination, The Magnificent Mile.

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2019 Chicago Cubs

August 4, 2019 by  
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The trade deadline has passed and the Cubs are fighting neck and neck for first.   Ed Kasputis interviews Wrigley Field historian, Brain Bernardoni about “The Friendly Confines”.

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2019 Minicast – Get Capone

May 29, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis and Farley Dillinger interview author, Jonathan Eig about his book, Get Capone.

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2019 Summer of ’68

May 22, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever.

From the beginning, ’68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing ’68 as “The Year of the Pitcher.”

Meanwhile in Detroit—which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history—’68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Bob Gibson’s Cardinals.

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2019 Chicago White Sox

May 4, 2019 by  
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Chicago, Chicago… Let’s enjoy America’s 2nd City as we talk about the White Sox and Ed Kasputis interviews Jacob Pomrenke from SABR about SABR’s current research project, Eight Myths Out.

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2nd City

May 13, 2018 by  
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Ed & Farley are in America’s 2nd City as we talk about the Windy City. Ed Kasputis interviews Al Yellon from bleedcubbieblue.com.

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2018 Minicast – George Will

February 28, 2018 by  
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Our PhD Committee interviews American journalist and author, George Will about his great book, A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred.

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2017 Summer of ’68

June 7, 2017 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever.

From the beginning, ’68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing ’68 as “The Year of the Pitcher.”

Meanwhile in Detroit—which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history—’68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Bob Gibson’s Cardinals.

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